India: Extreme heat increases power demand to record high

This season, Delhi's electrical demand has shattered several records, the first of which occurred on May 22 when it reached 8,000 MW.
India: Extreme heat increases power demand to record high

Delhi, India's capital, is experiencing a prolonged heatwave, which has pushed power demand to a record 8,647 megawatts (MW) this week. For weeks, temperatures in the city and other regions of northern India have been between 44 and 45 degrees Celsius.

The increased usage of cooling appliances such as air conditioners has put a strain on resources, resulting in frequent power outages throughout Delhi.

The capital's record occurred on Tuesday, a day after northern India's top power consumption of 89,000 megawatts. This season, Delhi's electrical demand has shattered several records, the first of which occurred on May 22 when it reached 8,000 MW.

On Monday, the city's airport experienced a power outage that lasted several minutes and hampered terminal services. Since the start of summer in March, dozens of individuals have perished from heat-related ailments.

According to the weather bureau, the heatwave in northern India will likely last for a few days.

India: Extreme heat increases power demand to record high

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